Meryl no like-y the paint color. Yup, that's right, not even kidding.
First up though, I primed the walls
And then while Chris worked on the floor patch I worked on painting the color on the wall
I really liked the color when it was going on
But as it dried...not so much. When I finished painting I rushed to help Chris finish the floors, then we headed out to a friend's house for dinner and so when we got home the paint was totally dry and we got a good idea of what the color really looked like. I couldn't quite put my finger on it and kept trying to figure out the right words for it, but Chris hit the nail on the head when he said "Neon, it's too neon."
Yesterday morning I tried to take pictures of it but I couldn't quite get the color right on camera
The color doesn't look like this in real life, the camera sort of calms it down because in person it is bright. It just doesn't go with the feel of the house. We've got more dirty colors. Some of the colors in the house are bright (like our kitchen) but there are still brownish undertones to them.
The biggest thing to me is that I really don't like the color with the kitchen color, it looks a bit like an Easter egg hunt to me
Chris didn't find the color as objectionable as I did, but he also didn't like it too much. I think he was just annoyed about the prospect of having to repaint. I told him I would do it all so he didn't have to deal with the headache.
Chris liked the original color and if we picked another color he wanted it to be darker. I told him that if I went to HD by myself and picked a color similar to the original, would he be okay if I started painting before he saw the color selection, which he said was fine.
So off to HD I went with paint swatches in hand to compare. The grays are the two front room colors and that blue is the TV room wall color we don't like and you can see how much more electric it looks (I didn't have Outback - our kitchen color - on hand so I picked up a swatch at HD)
I spend way too long at HD. I wandered between all the paint swatches holding them up to our front room and kitchen colors getting myself all freaked out. I narrowed it down to two colors after much internal debate
But finally settled on one
And do you want to know what the color is? Can you guess? I bet you can...
It's Rhino. That bottom left color that I'd originally wanted for the room and second guessed myself into changing my mind. Yes, that's right, I'm completely insane when it comes to paint colors and decision making.
So I brought home 2 gallons, cleaned up all the painting supplies, boxed the new paint, and got started repainting
It was going on REALLY gray and I got a little freaked out. I mean, I love gray but I was kicking myself for not picking a color and I was nervous Chris was going to hate it (because I went and picked the color and started repainting all while he was at work)
But when it was done and he came home, we both really liked it
Actually, Chris walked in, smiled, and asked me if I liked it :) I said yes, then he said he liked it too. I got a keeper in that one :) I told him to guess what color it was and he looked at me like I was a crazy person: hello, how can I guess a random paint color? Then when I told him it was Rhino he started laughing and gave me a kiss. Told you: keeper :)
Now that it's dried I love it even more
It still needs a second coat because this is only one, but the color is really rich and beautiful, at least I think so :) And it looks great with the kitchen color, no more Easter egg!
And I promise in person it looks a lot more green-y blue and not just GRAY. Here is is with the front room color
I think it's looking snazzy :) I can't wait to make the blue tones in it pop out more with the rug we pick, the fabric we choose to recover the couch and other fun accessories.
So, do you think I'm completely crazy?